Manners & More From Around the Web (Week 15)


Manners and More from Around the Web — Presidential Inauguration Edition (Week 16)


By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor

Welcome to our weekly edition of Manners & More From Around the Web! These are links I love and hope you will too. Here, in honor of Inauguration Day, you’ll find unique posts about that day and more. All of them are curated to inform and delight. Enjoy!




  • We’ve always been fascinated by our First Ladies. In fact, quite a few of their inaugural ball gowns are on display at the Smithsonian. The style of Jacqueline Kennedy is legendary. However, she wasn’t the first First Lady to have a fashion style that others wanted to copy! Did you know (I didn’t) that we once had a 21-year-old First Lady? When she stopped wearing bustles, the industry basically went out of business! And when she showed her shoulders, doing so went from indecent to in vogue. (The large photos in this infographic take a moment to load. Please allow time as you scroll down because it’s well worth the look! Courtesy of

Infographic of The Most Stylish U.S. First Ladies

  • We vote for president every four years. However, we vote for how we’ll shape our culture multiple times every day. From Seth Godin, here’s The Candy DietIt’s an eye-opening read about how, if we do the right things, it won’t take as many people as we might think to raise the standard of our popular culture from one that craves constant entertainment and quick fixes to one that thinks deeply and acts wisely.

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As always, I’ll see you later this week. Until then…


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Manners and More from Around the Web — Presidential Inauguration Edition (Week 16)




Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! Maralee is a native and life-long resident of Orlando. Before entering the etiquette arena, she worked in management and ministry. She's proud to be Kent's wife and Marc and Corbet's mom. She hates laundry, and loves quality tea, London, and Savannah, Southern cooking, dressing up and dressing down, and Miss Lilly the Wonder Sheltie. You can find her picture if you scroll to the footer of this page. Isn't she the cutest dog ever?!!! PS: Because everyone always asks her, "What's your etiquette pet peeve?" It's people who talk on their phones in public restrooms. The person on the other end of the phone must wonder, "What's that noise. It sounds, it couldn't be." Plus, everyone else in the bathroom is held hostage to a one-sided conversation usually shouted to try and cover up the noises. It would be comical if it weren't plain wrong on many levels. ;)

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